School budget votes held across Hudson Valley

Voters took to the polls Tuesday to have their say on school spending and in some cases who will fill some school board openings.
There was a small turnout at one point in Ridgeway Elementary School in White Plains, but those who did show up to vote on the school district's proposed $214 million budget said they were determined to have their voices heard. If approved, the 2017-2018 budget would pay for increased spending for athletics programs, expansion of fine arts programs, more money for special-needs students and extended STEM courses at the elementary and high school levels.
Parents who spoke to News 12 said they see it as a deciding vote for their children’s' future.
Two Board of Education seats are also being voted on in White Plains. Those elected will serve a three-year term, beginning July 1.